From swords to axes, fireballs to massive AOE attacks, players have come to expect a wide array of weapons and effects from their games. In this course, Swords and Shovels: Combat System, you will learn the skills you need to create and implement a scalable and extensible combat framework for use in your Unity games. First, you will explore the elements and history of combat in role playing games. Next, you will discover how to lay the groundwork by creating a set of core classes and interfaces to act as building blocks for your system. Finally, you will learn to build upon this framework to create distinct weapons and effects. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to create fun and engaging combat in your Unity games. Software required: Unity.
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Course Overview Hello. I'm Alex, and I'm Marc. We're both game developers at FrivolousTwist. Welcome to the Swords and Shovels: Combat System course. From swords to axes, fireballs to massive AOE attacks, players have come to expect a wide array of weapons and effects from their games. Building upon the previous courses in the Swords and Shovels series, you'll take a component-based approach to adding fun and engaging combat to your own games using the Unity engine. You will learn not only how to create specific attacks, weapons, and effects, but how to create a scalable framework that allows for the addition of new elements without the need for a ton of custom code. Once you've finished this course, you'll have all the tools you'll need to create fun and engaging combat into your games, and you'll think of a few neat tricks along the way. Before we get started, you should be familiar with the Unity editor, have a working knowledge of the C# programming language, and also have a basic understanding of object-oriented principles. We have a lot to cover. Marc and I hope you'll join us in learning how to create a fun and engaging combat system in the Swords and Shovels: Combat System course, on Pluralsight.